Tag Archive: René Heeres

New Painting!!

Finished this one yesterday.

Darwin, Darwin, Darwin.

80 x 120 cm. Oil on canvas.



Siberian chalk on paper, 100 x 70 cm


This one is more delicate, more refined. But the dark piece on the top, makes you wonder.

“Is everything alright, or….?”

100 x 70 cm, chalk on paper.


Part of The Darwin Project

Finished the drawing this week.

Siberian chalk on paper, 110 x 130 cm


I am drawing a lot these days. Big pieces, siberian chalk on paper. They are a part of a new series, called “On the extinction of species”.

This one is still in progress, but I can reveal a small detail. The whole drawing is 110 x 130 cm.




Exhibitions  2015 

  • Gallery Marten Alkema (april 2015, Harlingen)

  • Open Studio (may 2015, Wageningen)

  • BEK Gallery (may 2015, Apeldoorn)

  • Haags Gemeentemuseum, Zomerexpo (june 2015, Den Haag)

  • Paviljoen POP (aug 2015, Utrecht)

  • Open Studio (sep 2015, Apeldoorn)

Exhibitions 2016

  • Open Studio Route (may 2016, Apeldoorn)

  • Rechtbank Maastricht (june 2016, Maastricht)

  • Art Academy Utrecht, HKU (sep 2016, Utrecht)

Drawing, 110 x 150 cm

Siberian chalk on paper


Making art is a matter of doing and reflect on what you’ve done. For 90 percent I know what I am doing. But it’s all about that 10 percent. And when the “not knowing part” becomes to big, it’s totally out of control. And the result will be a very bad painting.

On the other hand, when I control everything I do for a full 100 percent, I’m not able to surprise myself (and “the audience”). And the painting will only be interesting for I short moment. You really have to take your time, when in front of my work. Get to know the painting. Explore it.

On the origin of species X13

And the series is growing and growing. Probably in october, I will arrange a special exhibition in my studio, to show all the “Origin”paintings (eight are finished now).

I thought the title was well choosen. On the other hand; are my latest paintings really about the creation of the world, about life? Or is the theme more about a sort of putrefying and ephemerality? Just before everything dies, vanishes…… To capture that moment?

And does that matter? Or can the outcome, the paintings, be the same? Despite the different angles.

In the right corner below are three yellow organic forms.The top one is still bright. But the one at the bottom is already vanishing. Dying?

70 x 90 cm. Oil on canvas.

On the origin13

Oil on canvas, 40 x 120 cm.

On the origin 4